Hard Yakka leathers are carefully selected for their suitability in industrial safety footwear. The softness and absorbency of leather assists in the control of temperature for feet, an important factor in comfort within an industrial environment. Leather has the ability to breathe through numerous small pores, allowing perspiration to diffuse, while at the same time restricting the entry of fluids, including water.
Leather also provides a significant benefit by trapping air between the fibres and becoming a thermal insulator. This characteristic is a barrier to external heat or cold damp and greatly assists in raising the level of comfort for the wearer. Another important feature of leather is its flexibility and ‘give’ as well as the capacity to stretch either in wear or by insertion of devices inside the boot or shoe. Hard Yakka leathers have been selected because of their softness and pliable surface.
ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT MATERIALS USED IN HARD YAKKA FOOTWEAR
IS THE UPPER LEATHER